Fronteras Desk News

ADOT Trains Truckers In Hermosillo
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been training Mexican truck drivers how to consistently pass border safety inspections since last year. Now the agency is conducting its first industry-specific training this week.
Aug. 21, 2018
Politics On The Agenda For Binational Meeting
Leaders from Arizona and Sonora will discuss how political shifts south of the border will impact cross-border ties during a binational meeting in Phoenix on Tuesday.
Aug. 20, 2018
Fishermen Oppose Nature Reserve Plan
A proposal to create a new nature reserve off the cost of Mexico's Baja California Sur has created tension with fisherman who say making the region a protected area threatens their way of life.
Aug. 20, 2018
Hundreds Of Migrant Children Still Separated
A court-imposed deadline to reunite undocumented immigrant families was reached late last month, but Trump Administration figures released yesterday show nearly 20 percent of children remain without their parents.
Aug. 17, 2018
DEA, Mexican Officials Crack Down On Drug Groups
Federal law enforcement officials are promising to work closer with their Mexican counterparts to better pursue drug kingpins.
Aug. 16, 2018
AZ Commerce Promotes Aerospace Industry In Mexico
According to the Arizona Commerce Authority, more than 1,200 aerospace companies operate in the state. And as the industry grows, it works on ways to expand and make Mexico one of its prime allies.
Aug. 15, 2018
Sonoran Highway Construction Delayed
In May, officials said a highway improvement project in the northern Mexican state of Sonora would be done by the end of August. Now they say it will be done in November.
Aug. 14, 2018
Scientists Save Cells From Endangered Mexican Porpoise
Scientists with the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research were able to save tissue cells from an endangered porpoise that lives in the Sea of Cortez.
Aug. 13, 2018
Hermosillo Company Gives In To Demands Amid Strike
After a four-day workers strike, a German-owned manufacturing company in Hermosillo, Sonora, conceded to union demands, including removing a manager accused of abuses toward workers, providing free meals and building new shade structures.
Aug. 13, 2018
In Mexico, An App To Search For The Disappeared
Thousands of people have disappeared in Mexico as a result of crime-related violence. But an artist is trying to help a group on the search with an app.
Aug. 13, 2018
Tucson Couple Arrested For Immigration Fraud
A couple living in Tucson has been accused of lying to the U.S. government in order to gain refugee status and get green cards.
Aug. 10, 2018
Mexico Has A New Stock Exchange
A new stock exchange has recently opened in Mexico and it’s looking for American investors. It is Mexico’s second investor’s market.
Aug. 9, 2018
Modernizing Mexican Moonshine: The Future Of Bacanora
Makers of a traditional agave distillate in northern Mexico are trying to take their product to the international market. But they face a struggle between modernization and maintaining artisanal production.
U.S. Investors Are Wanted In Mezcal Country
Aug. 9, 2018
Border Patrol Union Endorses McSally In AZ Senate Race
Arizona’s primary election is fast approaching and there is a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate. The national union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has thrown its support behind Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Aug. 8, 2018
Court: Family Of Slain Mexican Teen Can Sue
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday morning that the family of a teenager shot dead in Mexico by a U.S. Border Patrol agent across the border in Arizona can sue the agent and the U.S. government. The case stems from a 2012 shooting when Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz placed his gun between the bars of the border fence in Nogales and shot and killed the teen, Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Acquitted Of Second-Degree Murders
Aug. 7, 2018
Shelter Sex Abuse Allegations Impact Other Migrant Kids
Two employees of local facilities run by Southwest Key Programs have been accused of sex crimes against the migrant children they serve.
Aug. 6, 2018
A new federal audit found that the U.S. government has plans for a slew of different border walls to go up along the Mexican border, but has no determination of what they’ll cost.
Aug. 6, 2018
Mexican Steel Imports Drop After Trump’s Tariffs
In May, the Trump administration announced a 25 percent tariff on steel imported from several countries including Mexico, one of five main suppliers to the U.S. The Mexican steelers are starting to hurt… and it may reach American pockets soon.
Aug. 6, 2018
Chinese Firm Wins Sonoran Solar Contract
JA Solar Holdings will provide the solar modules to the Puerto Libertad project, which is expected to generate up to 963 gigawatt hours, enough to power nearly 600,000 Mexican homes.
Aug. 6, 2018
Aid Workers Accuse Feds Of Targeting Work On Border
A Tucson-based migrant activist group that helps undocumented immigrants with supplies in the desert is calling on the federal government to stop prosecuting their volunteers.
Aug. 2, 2018